How to Write a Great Book

I was watching a youtube video by author Chris Fox, where he talks about how to use Dan Harmon's story circle to write a great book. This circle is a simplified version of Vogler's Hero's Journey, and I wanted to hear more. I've been hearing about the book "The Writer's Journey" by Christopher Vogler in… Continue reading How to Write a Great Book

How to Be More Productive as a Writer

For a while now, despite my best intentions, I've faced the realization that my "to-do" list has more on it than any one person could ever achieve in one day. Frustrated, I turned to the internet for sources of inspiration. One thing that kept coming up was the idea of using a paper journal to… Continue reading How to Be More Productive as a Writer

Romantic Suspense Tips

I've been struggling to layer my latest Romantic Suspense WIP in a way that feels natural and authentic. I was getting overwhelmed with advice, tips and beats. This article on the website The Novel Suspects by Sandra Brown was the loving kick in the pants that I needed. She articulately simplifies what I need to… Continue reading Romantic Suspense Tips

A Slip of the Keyboard: by Terry Pratchett

I read A Slip of the Keyboard: by Terry Pratchett. It's a collection of his non-fiction writings with a personal introduction by Neil Gaiman. I read it cover to cover rather than pick bits and pieces like I generally do with collections of this type. As a long-time Discworld fan, it was a treat to… Continue reading A Slip of the Keyboard: by Terry Pratchett

Drunk Mom, by Jovita Bydlowska

Not many books are worth giving up sleep for. This one was. I felt horror at the narrator’s situation; fear and empathy curled up together. I have seldom read a clearer and more intimate portrait of addiction. This book made me question my own life, my choices and my thought process. The way the narrator… Continue reading Drunk Mom, by Jovita Bydlowska